Job position for Postdoctoral Research Scientists at LDEO/Univ. of Michigan on hyperspectral / albedo / biology of Greenland and Mars
Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the University of Michigan invite applications
for Postdoctoral Research Scientists in cryospheric sciences. Researchers at
the Observatory and at the University of Michigan work to understand the
dynamics of the Earth’s chemical, physical and biological systems, from the
core to the upper atmosphere, including Earth¹s interactions with human
society. Our scientists lead research in the fields of solid Earth dynamics;
ocean, atmospheric and climate systems; cryospheric sciences; paleoclimate and biogeoscience.
applications from those with expertise in hyperspectral data analysis, spectral
un-mixing and knowledge of snow/ice physical processes leading to changes in
broadband and spectral albedo. The selected candidate will specifically focus
on the Greenland ice sheet and the glaciated areas of Mars. The overall goals
of the project include the understanding of the surface impurities over
Greenland and their impact on albedo through regional climate modeling. The project
also aims at exploring representations of bio-impurity albedo impacts that are
suitable for use in the Community Earth System Model (CESM) as well as the
analysis of hyperspectral data collected over Mars for identifying potential
regions for bio-ecological niches.
The principal selection
criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed plan to investigate
problems at the forefront of cryospheric science and expertise matching or
close to those described above. The ideal candidate should also have excellent
programming and/or mathematical skills and should be able to work in a team
while developing his/her own research ideas.
Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. in Geography, Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences, Engineering, Glaciology, Geophysics or related
disciplines or should expect to complete their degree requirements by the starting
Positions will be
open until filled. This hiring is part of a 3-year project and it is a two-year position, with the renewal for the second year pending performance of the candidate and money availability.
Questions on the
process or selection can be sent to: